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National Hiv Testing And Awareness Week

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Free HIV Testing Marks National Awareness Day

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free rapid HIV testing through the week, along with other events to observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Feb. 7). No appointment is needed for testing, and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newspapers Cover Local Events, AIDS Awareness Efforts on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday marks the sixth annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , which is sponsored by the Community Capacity Building Coalition, a consortium of national minority-focused groups supported by CDC 's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention . The CCBC... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fifth Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Urges African Americans to "Get Tested, Get Educated, Get Involved"

Monday, Feb. 7, marks the fifth annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , which is sponsored by the Community Capacity Building Coalition, a consortium of national minority-focused groups supported by CDC through the National Minority AIDS... Read more »
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Post Pep Testing @ 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks!

Hi Doc,I am fully aware that post PEP HIV antibody testing should be carried out at 6,12 and 24 weeks from exposure for a conclusive result.Do you know of any cases where earlier negative tests have gone on to be positive at later stage? If so, how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, with over 25 years of clinical experience, I have not seen a case where someone with negative post-PEP testing out to 24 weeks subsequently tested HIV positive (without additional HIV risk). Dr. Bob... Read more »

National HIV Testing Day

I heard that there is a day in June that is national HIV testing day. Do you know what day that is, and where you go for tests on that day?Thanks,Jim...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. National HIV Testing Day is June 27th of each year, and is sponsored by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA). The purpose of National HIV Testing Day is to increase awareness for HIV testing. If you... Read more »

HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Saliva tests have been available for some time; however, they are not FDA approved for use in the U.S. I have no personal experience with AWARE ORAL. There was some concern about a high rate of false positives using saliva tests. Personally I... Read more »

Indeterminate result HIV test 13 weeks pregnant (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE HIV TEST, 2011)

Hi, I'm sorry to ask this question, as I realise that there are lots of similar questions on the subject, but I wanted something a little more specific as I am so stressed out!I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child and had my routine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible and hence so is your chance of being HIV infected. Please note an "indeterminate" result is not a "positive" result! Pregnancy can induce nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies that can... Read more »
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March 10 - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Posted by blueagave10
Making plans for local events. Planning to partner with local group for free makeovers for women living with..., and working on the Mayor proclaiming the day.

Do you have skills you would like to offer as a volunteer to help with... Read more »

10 Week test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
After having unprotected vaginal sex with I don't know the status, I had an oral test done; it came negative. Please tell me if I should put this behind me or do another test after 13 weeks? What are the chances I had not sercoconverted at 10... Read more »

11 weeks tested and 12 weeks tested

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm done, I tested at 11 weeks and was still in doubt because of the symptoms that would not go away so I retested at 12 weeks 3 days. That's it, The hospital uses 3rd gen elisa + HIV 1 and 2. Just for your info, I got swollen and aching lymph... Read more »

Elisa test at 8 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just two questions. what is the chances of testing negative at eight (8) weeks with a ELISA test, then testing positive at twelve (12) weeks, and second what is the percentage nations wide of this occurring, if anyone has that info
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